SPECIFICATION

75% REDUCED FAT CHEDDAR CHEESE (WHITE)

DESCRIPTION:

75% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese is similar in body, flavor, and texture to cheddar cheese except that 75% of the fat has been removed and a starch-based texturizing agent has been added.

INGREDIENTS:

Pasteurized nonfat milk & milk, cheese cultures, cornstarch*, salt, monoglyceride*, diglyceride*, enzymes, Vitamin A palmitate. *Ingredient not found in regular cheddar cheese

ALLERGENS:

Milk

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 1. Color: Creamy White.
  • 2. Texture: Smooth, firm.
  • 3. Flavor: Clean and mildly acid.
  • 4. Age: Less than 5 months or to meet flavor profile.

CHEMICAL:

  • 1. Moisture – 49.5-52.5%
  • 2. Butterfat – 6.5-9.5%
  • 3. Salt – 1.5-1.9%
  • 4. pH – 5.0 – 5.35

MICROBIOLOGICAL:

  • 1. Coliforms – <10/gram
  • 2. Yeast/Mold – <100/gram
  • No pathogenic bacteria

SHIPPING AND STORAGE:

35-45°F

SHELF LIFE:

150 days from date packaged